Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas

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Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas: This opportunity is for a project to assess whitetail deer densities, habitat use and movement patterns in and adjacent to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas, so as to evaluate the risk of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) spread on and adjacent to the refuge. Successful applicant is expected to coordinate research efforts with USFWS, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks. Successful applicant is required to provide up to 20 GPS telemetry collars for use for up to a three year period as in-kind support for the project. Funds may be used for purchase of trail cameras, salaries for technicians or graduate students, travel to and from the study areas, and supplies. Quivira NWR will provide housing for the field study team, a 4-wheel drive vehicle and fuel for use on the refuge, and shop facilities for repairs and maintenance of project equipment. Minimum tasks to be performed are as follows: 1)Place GPS radio transmitters on a minimum of 17 deer to determine: Seasonal movements of deer on and off the refuge; Level of contact between deer that use the refuge and deer in adjacent areas; Extent of buck concentrations during summer, concentrations of does and fawns during late winter, and sites of group foraging on wheat fields and other favored habitats; Use of bait piles placed in conjunction with hunting operations adjacent to the refuge; Use of extensive salt rich outcroppings associated with water-bodies on the refuge; Survival rates of radio-collared bucks and does. 2) Conduct surveys to determine long-term deer population trends on QNWR: Continue conventional spot-light surveys (conducted since 1989); Implement distance-sampling (concurrent with conventional spot-light surveys) to estimate deer density; Evaluate the feasibility of developing a correction formula that relates density of deer (based on distance sampling) to conventional spotlight survey counts; If a correction formula is feasible, use the formula to estimate past densities from previous spot-light counts. Coordinate with KDWP to compare density estimates on QNWR with the results of concurrent KDWP surveys conducted in the area. 3)Evaluate use of bait piles by deer: Opportunistically document locations of bait piles, type of bait present, and frequency of re-baiting; Use GPS collar data to determine timing and frequency of deer use of specific bait piles. Successful applicant is expected to submit a final report of research findings, along with recommended measures to minimize risks of disease transmission to the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, applicant will produce three peer-reviewed publications that document: Seasonal movement patterns of deer on and off the refuge; Annual deer population trends and seasonal concentrations on the refuge; Use of bait piles and other foraging sites.
Federal Grant Title: Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-R6-RW-QUIVIRA-FY07-488
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 00.000
CFDA Descriptions: Not Elsewhere Classified
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: May 14, 2007
Posted Date: May 01, 2007
Creation Date: May 01, 2007
Archive Date: Jun 13, 2007
Total Program Funding: $67,932
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $67,932
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $6,885
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
All potential applicants who are in the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) network. This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the CESU Program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Proposals in which there is a real or the appearance of a conflict of interest are not eligible for consideration.
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GREG WATSON
ENERGY AND SCIENCE COORDINATOR
Phone 303-236-4514 greg_watson@fws.gov For assistance or questions
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